What’s all this talk about “style,” and what does it mean for the modern practitioner of qigong or tai chi? If you want to understand the truth about qigong styles, then my own journey may help you to see things clearer.
In this edition: Why so many forms?…How long does it take to see results with depression and anxiety?…How can I practice tai chi in a small space?…How can I feel qi?…How do I have no thoughts?…How do you know what to train?…
The abuse of power in the student/teacher relationship must not be tolerated. As we move forward into the 21st century, we must make massive efforts to prevent this kind of abuse. And if abuse does arise, then we must deal with it openly and effectively.
You’ve probably heard it a billion times from your teacher. “Don’t use strength!” But did you know that this phrase originally comes from a famous Tai Chi master named Yang Cheng Fu (1883–1936)?
No matter what style of Tai Chi you practice, no matter what lineage you claim, no matter how you place your hands and feet — you still use the same set of guiding principles. Those principles have been handed down through the generations, and inherited by ALL styles of Tai Chi, in the form of the Tai Chi classics.